Gihan Weerasinghe was elected President of the Ratnapura District
Cricket Association at the annual general meeting held recently
at Nilani Lodge Ratnapura.
following were elected office bearers uncontested. Patron: Thilanga
Sumathipala. Vice Patrons: Gamini Jayasinghe and S.Ramakrishnan.
President: Gihan Weerasinghe. Vice Presidents: Damith Batawala,
Elmo Suriarachchi, Pradeep Thenuwara. Secretary: Gamini Weerawangsa.
Assistant Secretary: Duminda Edrisinghe. Treasurer: Janaka Gunawardena.
Assistant Treasurer: Chandimal Jayaratne. Tournament Committee-
Chairman: B.A.P. Mendis. Ground Secretary: Rumy Ismil. Committee
Members: Bandu Jayanath Hiththitiya, Samitha Artigala, Kamal Sisirakumara.
Schools Representative: Susantha Kularatna, Upali Ruwanpathirana.
The British School scored an easy 6-1 win over Whycherly International
School in their under 17 international schools' soccer fixture at
Campbell Park recently. At half time the scores were tied at one
in the second half the boys from British School with better understanding
and accurate shooting went into score five more goals.
British School drew with Lyceum 1-1. CIS beat Ikra 1-0. CIS beat
Alethea 2-1. British School beat Wycherly 6-1.
beat Maliyadeva on first innings
Richmond College, Galle beat Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala by 25
runs on first innings in their Lemonade trophy inter- school cricket
encounter played at Dambulla recently.
highlight of the match was an excellent bowling performance by Shalika
Karunanayake of Maliyadeva who captured 13 wickets for 76 runs.
125 (P. Udara 26; Shalika Karunanayake 6 for 39, E. Ranasinghe 4
for 11) and 123 (W.P.G. Ravindra 40, A.K.Damith 23, Shakila Karunanayake
7 for 37).
100 (A. Rajapakse 21; Asith Weerasinghe 3 for 5) and 85 for 8 (W.P.G.
Ravindra 3 for 26, Asith Weerasinghe 2 for 16) .
and 30 run win for STC
By Bruce Maurice
S. Thomas' College routed Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda by an
innings and 30 runs in their Lemonade Trophy fixture at Mount Lavinia
from their overnight score of 188 for two wickets, the home side
ran up 331 for the loss of six wickets before declaring.
a deficit of 188 runs, the visitors caved in for 158 to give the
home side a moral boosting win on the eve of their 'Big Match.'
143 and 158 (N.S. Thenuwara 49, W.U. Tharanga 34; V. Balasubramaniam
4 for 35, P. Rodrigo 3 for 34).
S. Thomas' 331 for 6 declared (I. Warnakulasuriya 97, K. Silva 69,
Ashan Peiris 67; Y. De Silva 2 for 40, D.A. De Silva 2 for 87).
'A' and Lake House win
The Veteran's 'A' team won the men's segment and Lake House annexed
the women's segment of the Veteran's Open Inter Club League TT tournament
for over 40 men and women that was conducted at the Royal College
Sports Complex recently.
Men's veteran's 'A' team comprising of M.M.M. Laffeer, Dr. Nimal
Lucas and Rajiva Wijetunge beat the 'B' team comprising Jayasiri
Ittapana, D.G.M. Bandula and S.S. De Silva.
House comprising Namal Gunasekera and Deepthi Ranasinghe beat Ama
Suraweera, Daya Peiris, Ramani Harindranath and R. Rathanapala of
Rupavahini Corporation to win the women's championship.
'A' defeat Singer 7-3
Hatton National Bank 'A' registered an easy seven goals to three
win over Singer to enter the MHA 'A' division final at the Astro
turf recently. At half time the banker's led 3-1.
Singer played a few veterans in their side, they were out of their
depth on the artificial surface.
the bankers S. Vanderlaan, C. Senanayake and S. Gajanayake scored
two goals each while T. Peiris scored one goal. For Singer C. Wickramaratne,
Lasantha Perera and Suresh Kumar scored one each.
umpires were M.F. Laheer and D. Wijesinghe while L. Ittapana was
the third official.
Bank into 'A' final
Bank entered the MHA 'A' division hockey final by defeating Sampath
Bank by three goals to nil. At half time Commercial Bank led 1-0.
having several mercantile 'caps' Commercial Bank was able to penetrate
the Sampath Bank defence only 10 minutes before the short blast,
when M.F.K. Nihamathulla sounded the boards.
the 44th minute, R. Elahena made it two nil and six minutes before
full time, Marlon De Alwis made it three nil for Commercial Bank.
game was refereed by Ravi Irugalbandara and M.F. Laheer while L.
Ittapana was third umpire. -(BM)
by De Rosayro
Dyand De Rosayra of Janashakthi Group, son of former Sri Lanka hockey
captain, Dinnis De Rosayro, sounded the board thrice to create a
hat-trick against GlaxoSmithKline during their Mercantile 'C' division
knock out hockey tournament fixture on Thursday at the Malay ground.
score before lemons was three nil in favour of Janasakthi Group.
The veteran cricketer Ishak Shahabdeen scored the only goal for
the losers. At the closing stages Janasakthi Group added one more
goal to make it 4-1.